NOTE: Remote Sensing Satellite (RSS) data is considered relatively immune from tampering compared to ground-based thermometers that can be moved around as a form of selection bias to support the IPCC pseudo-science of social policy. (Tim Ball)
However increased sighting of “black” aerosols dumps containing heat-absorbing particulates could be warming temperatures in the upper atmosphere as reported in the past few months to one year as noted on fig. 1 below.
WUWT: Global temperature update: the Pause is now 18 years 2 months
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
February 9, 2015
Since December 1996 there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature shows a sharp uptick to warmer worldwide weather than for two years, shortening the period without warming by a month to 18 years 2 months.
Figure 1 Below: The least-squares linear-regression trend on the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly dataset shows no global warming for 18 years 2 months since December 1996.
The hiatus period of 18 years 2 months, or 218 months, is the farthest back one can go in the RSS satellite temperature record and still show a sub-zero trend. (Continue)